Van Siclen Avenue (IRT New Lots Line)

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Van Siclen Avenue
"3" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Van Siclen Av IRT sta jeh.jpg
Station statistics
Address Van Siclen Avenue & Livonia Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Borough Brooklyn
Locale East New York
Coordinates 40°39′56″N 73°53′19″W / 40.665535°N 73.888593°W / 40.665535; -73.888593Coordinates: 40°39′56″N 73°53′19″W / 40.665535°N 73.888593°W / 40.665535; -73.888593
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT New Lots Line
Services       2 special rush hour trips (special rush hour trips)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
      4 late nights and special rush hour trips (late nights and special rush hour trips)
      5 special rush hour trips (special rush hour trips)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened October 16, 1922; 94 years ago (October 16, 1922)
Rebuilt April 20, 2015; 2 years ago (April 20, 2015) to March 28, 2016; 12 months ago (March 28, 2016)
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 304,082[1]Decrease 71%
Rank 414 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Pennsylvania Avenue: 2 special rush hour trips 3 all except late nights 4 late nights and special rush hour trips 5 special rush hour trips
Next south New Lots Avenue: 2 special rush hour trips 3 all except late nights 4 late nights and special rush hour trips 5 special rush hour trips

Van Siclen Avenue is a station on the IRT New Lots Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Van Siclen Avenue and Livonia Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn. It is served by the 3 train at all times except late nights, when the 4 train takes over service. Some rush hour 2, 4 and 5 trains also stop here.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Pennsylvania Av
to New Lots Av
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound "3" train toward Harlem–148th Street ("4" train toward Woodlawn late nights and rush hours) (Pennsylvania Avenue)[2]
Center trackway No track or roadbed
Southbound "3" train ("4" train late nights and rush hours) toward New Lots Avenue (Terminus)[3]
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

This elevated station, opened on October 16, 1922, has two side platforms and two tracks with space for a center track that was never installed. The platforms are longer than a standard IRT train of 510 feet and have beige windscreen and brown canopies with green support columns along their entire length except at their extreme ends. Here, they have waist-high, steel fences with lampposts at regular intervals. The station's signs are the standard black name plates with white Helvetica lettering.

From April 20, 2015 to March 28, 2016, Van Siclen Avenue was closed for renovations.[4]

Exits[edit]

The station's only mezzanine is an elevated headhouse below the platforms and tracks at the extreme east (railroad south) end. A single staircase from each platform goes down to a waiting area/crossover, where a turnstile bank provides access to and from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases going down the northwest and southeast corners of Livonia Avenue and Van Siclen Avenue.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ Occasional 2 trains to Wakefield–241st Street and 5 trains to Nereid Avenue and Dyre Avenue also serve the station during rush hours.
  3. ^ Occasional 2 5 trains also serve this station during rush hours.
  4. ^ "Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av 3 Line Stations To Close for Five Months for Renewal", mta.info, April 17, 2015
  5. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: East New York" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Van Siclen Avenue (IRT New Lots Line) at Wikimedia Commons